school,playera An receiver“I interceptionplayedtold back coveredme, quarterbackin another“andwas by tooI nevertwo life,” likely.in defenders.high threwa clubBut to I went deal.” wrong when I defended this My friend was East. South won the first heart with the ace, drew trumps and led dummy’s ten of diamonds. “I had the ten and nine twice covered,” East said, “but I wasn’t sure what to do. I finally played low, and so did declarer. My partner took the king and led another heart, and South won in dummy and led a second diamond. I took my ace, but South lost only a club and made game.” South threw into double coverage and scored a touchdown. East could intercept if he played the ace on the first diamond. (The jack wouldn’t do.) If dummy led the nine later, East could cover that card also, and the defense would get three diamonds. A defensive “rule” is to cover the last of touching honors. But if you have two honors, consider breaking the rule.